Mitt Romney's Twitter

(The Root) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney threw Twitter for quite a loop today.

He surprised everyone by tweeting a picture of his newly adopted grandson, who is absolutely, positively gorgeous and adorable and precious — and also black, judging from the picture.

Given Romney's history of being perceived as not the most open-minded man when it comes to race, Twitter had quite a few jokes to toss about.

I can't wait for the "I'm not racist. We adopted a black baby" thing to come up.

— Xavier D'Leau (@TheXDExperience) September 20, 2013

Laughs aside, no one can deny how darling little Kieran James is.

Fun fact: Kieran's name is Gaelic for "black" or "little dark one."

Congrats, Romeys!

Tracy Clayton is a writer, humorist and blogger from Louisville, Ky.